Congressman Mike Flood honored the Stanton Mustang football team Wednesday morning on winning its first state championship in school.history.
Flood, who represents Stanton in the first congressional district, spoke about the team on the house floor.
"The Mustangs hail from Stanton, Neb., — a town of less than 2,000, " Flood said. "With a roster of 29 players went undefeated in their 2023 season and finished it off by winning state at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. This was Stanton's first state appearance in almost two decades. With two Mustang touchdowns within 13 seconds in the fourth quarter, the eight-man team pulled off a comeback for the Stanton history books. The team dedicated this season to their late coach, Patric Brechbill, who passed a way just weeks before the season started. The boys said they knew he was with them through every tough play. Congratulations to the Mustangs — the players, coaches. You've made your hometown proud. And coach Brechbill very proud."